May 18

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on May 18. From 1900 until now. May 18 is under the sign of Taurus. Famous birthdays on this day include Yannick Noah (1960), Pope John Paul II (1920) and Tina Fey (1970). Several movies were released around May 18 over the years, such as Cinderella Man in 2005 directed by Ron Howard and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold in 1965 directed by Martin Ritt.
But much more happened on May 18 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around May 18 over the years?
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Cinderella Man

Cinderella Man

Release year: 2005

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Craig Bierko, Paul Giamatti

Country: United States of America

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

Release year: 1965

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: Richard Burton, Oskar Werner, Claire Bloom, Sam Wanamaker

Country: United States of America

Dead Man

Dead Man

Release year: 1995

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, Crispin Glover, Lance Henriksen

Country: United States of America

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

Release year: 1960

Directed by: George Pal

Starring: Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Yvette Mimieux, Sebastian Cabot

Country: United States of America

The Hiding Place

The Hiding Place

Release year: 1975

Directed by: James F. Collier

Starring: Julie Harris, Jeannette Clift, Arthur O'Connell, Robert Rietty


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 18?


  • 2019 Eurovision Song Contest 2019: Duncan Laurence, representing the Netherlands, wins the 2019 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Arcade". It is the country's first win since 1975. (The Guardian)
  • 2018 Santa Fe High School shooting: A school shooting takes place at Santa Fe High School in Texas, United States. Eight students and two teachers are killed and thirteen others are injured. (KTRK-TV), (BBC)
  • 2017 United States aircraft bomb a convoy belonging to the Syrian pro-government militia within a so-called "deconfliction zone" around Al-Tanf. (CBS News) (Independent)
  • 2016 War in North-West Pakistan: Twin bombings kill a police officer and wound nine people in Peshawar, Pakistan. (FOX News)
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The Salzburg Connection by Helen MacInnes

The Salzburg Connection

Year: 1969


He demanded the immediate dispatch of two suitably trained operatives to Salzburg. Extreme measures might be necessary.In 1945, with their thousand-year empire falling around them and the Allies on their heels, the Nazis hide a sealed chest in the dark, …

The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum

The Bourne Supremacy

Year: 1986


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Reenter the shadowy world of Jason Bourne, an expert assassin still plagued by the splintered nightmares of his former life.

The 9th Judgment by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

The 9th Judgment

Year: 2010


During an intimate dinner party, a cat burglar breaks into the home of A-list actor Marcus Dowling. When his wife walks in on the thief, the situation quickly teeters out of control, leaving an empty safe and a lifeless body.

The Proud Tower by Barbara W. Tuchman

The Proud Tower

Year: 1966


"The diplomatic origins, so-called, of the War are only the fever chart of the patient; they do not tell us what caused the fever.

The Delta Star by Joseph Wambaugh

The Delta Star

Year: 1983


A prostitute, Missy Moonbeam, falls from the roof of the Wonderland Hotel, and in her diary is the phone number of Caltech, one of America's finest scientific institutions.

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